Regional inequality in the UK has risen sharply since the 1990s. As the first industrial nation, the UK was previously held up as an exemplar for the inevitability of regional balances. Through a combination of technological shocks and policy missteps, it has moved from one of the most to one of the least equal economic geographies in just a generation.
Join us for a seminar exploring the origins, trajectory and prospects for the UK’s economic geography. The speakers will share emerging findings from a research project funded by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Kings College London, and the Gatsby Foundation.
The project spans comparative econometric work and growth diagnostics for the UK’s regions, alongside an oral history of policymaking since the 1970s and archival research into growth and regional policy by the central government in the UK.
All those with an HUID are invited to attend. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/tHM7LtBsfKKw38D57
Speakers and Presenters
Rt Hon Ed Balls, former UK Shadow Chancellor and Research Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government; Anna Stansbury, Assistant Professor at MIT Sloan; and Dan Turner, MPP 2022.